School Programs

We work with selected schools across Sydney, Western Sydney and the Greater Sydney region to deliver one-off, term-long, and year-long, curriculum-aligned writing programs.

In consultation with partner schools, our storytellers and volunteers turn up every week, building relationships and trust with students, taking them through a fun and engaging writing process. At the end of the term the students have completed a piece of writing which is often the most significant piece of writing they’ve ever done. We celebrate their achievement by printing a beautifully-designed publication for the students to take home and show their loved ones.

We work with schools across different time-frames. Some schools take part in special one-off workshops and visit us in our fabulous writing centres in Redfern and Parramatta. At others we deliver a writing program across a term. We commit to working with our Residency Schools for at least a year, working across multiple grades, to create a culture of writing.

What’s better than a confident writer? A whole school of them! We see the power of this approach every day. The pride and delight kids have in discovering their ideas and voice is important and worth listening to.

Below are just some of the tried and tested programs we've taken to schools each year. Get in touch to hear the options currently on offer.

Summer Camp

STAGE 3 – Years 5 & 6

All Story Factory creative writing workshops are carefully designed to encourage kids to use their imagination, to scaffold their writing to help them write more than ever have before, to use encouragement and fun to give kids the confidence to...

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Pixie Power!

STAGE 1-2 - Years 1 & 2, early literacy

Do you know how toasters work? What about laptops? What about your school bus? Or an ocean liner?! It turns out a lot of the everyday machines we interact with don't run on electricity, or petrol, or microchips - it's...

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Fans, Stans, and Aficionados

STAGE 5 - Years 9 & 10

What are you obsessed with? This workshop gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fandom, using the hit play FANGIRLS by Yve Blake as a prompt and mentor text. Students will write samples of monologues, duologues, 'I Want'...

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Ghost Stories

STAGE 4 – Years 7 & 8

All Story Factory creative writing workshops are carefully designed to encourage kids to use their imagination, to scaffold their writing to help them write more than ever have before, to use encouragement and fun to give kids the confidence to...

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Secret Life of Stuff

STAGE 2 - Years 3 & 4

Ever wondered what happens in your home or classroom when the lights turn off? Do you think the objects we interact with daily are happy about the job we give them? In this workshop program students will investigate the Secret...

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Oz Odyssey

STAGE 3 - Years 5 & 6

Whoops! You're stuck on the other side of Australia and you've got to get home! Students will explore geographical storytelling, character development, narrative obstacles and more as they write a classic road trip adventure story about getting back home. Just...

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NewsDome

STAGE 3 - Years 5 & 6

You wake up. Everything seems normal. But the wi-fi is down? And the weather is weird? And did that bird just fly into an invisible dome that's now covering your entire town? It's time to get to the bottom of...

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Amusement Park Stories

STAGE 2 – Years 3 & 4

After a warm summer’s day the amusement park has ground down to a halt, as this giant playground of fun is slowly put to sleep. The fairy floss machine is cleaned and now dormant. The tunnel of terror is...

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Heroes and Villains - What if?

STAGE 4 - Year 7 & 8

What would it be like to be The Invisible Man on his first day of Year 7? How does Medusa order coffee without turning the barista to stone? In this workshop series students will reimagine and retell the stories of villains...

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I Am Poem

All Story Factory creative writing workshops are carefully designed to encourage kids to use their imagination, to scaffold their writing to help them write more than ever have before, to use encouragement and fun to give kids the confidence to...

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Coraki Time Travel Mash 3

“This guy’s not breathing! Quick, check his pockets… Hang on, just how old is he?” Students will use creative problem solving and their comprehension skills to get to the bottom of a mysterious man and the items found in...

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Accidental Time Traveller

STAGE 3 – Years 5 & 6

Students write two poems, one protesting an issue important to the student, and the other celebrating the best parts of the students’ world. Both pieces will be values-driven, and will explore a different poetic form. Students will leave with an...

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EcoPoPro

STAGE 5 – Years 9 & 10

When's the last time you stopped to smell the roses, let alone said thank you to the trees for giving you air? There are plenty of obstacles that keep us from connecting to nature, but a major one might be...

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The Cli-Fi Diaries

STAGE 5 - Years 9 & 10

The world is rapidly changing - how will we keep track of it all? Students will investigate the genre of Climate Fiction, where extreme weather leads to extraordinary circumstances. Students will experiment with character development, cause and effect narratives, epistolary...

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The Drama of Emotions

STAGE 4 – Years 7 & 8

Students will look at a dramatic performance and then tell the personal story each actor is using to drive their performance. It’s fiction…but also drama!

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